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Dr Christian Prokopp is a Regional Services Director and the International Engineering Practice Lead at Think Big, a Teradata company. He previously was the Engineering Director at Big Data Partnership until Teradata acquired it. Christian develops Big Data strategies, architectures, best practices and products for clients from diverse industries, e.g. finance, manufacturing, media, retail and government. In his spare time, Christian writes and speaks about Big Data.
Earlier, Christian worked as a Big Data Architect and Senior Data Scientist at Rangespan, a wholesales E-commerce analytics platform. He built a large-scale cloud-based data mining infrastructure and processes until a successful exit when Google acquired the company.
Christian has professional experience as well as an academic background in information technology, data science, management and business. He received a BSc (IT), Masters in Commerce and PhD for research in Information Retrieval. He received the Dean’s Honour Roll, a full APAI scholarship and a Marie Curie fellowship.
Christian started his career as a software engineer, working and researching for two decades on IT projects from engineering roles to leading strategic consulting and managing engineering teams. He has extensive international experience living and working in Europe, Asia and Australia.
Christian is also the organiser of the Apache Hive London Meetup (retired), Silicon Bangladesh and Desh Data, big data blogger (All Analytics and MapR), data journalism for ClickIttefaq.com, ghostwriter and speaker.
Qualities: Exceptionally fast learner, unstoppable curiosity, prefer challenging and novel work over predictable one, proud of my integrity and strong work ethics, get things done, enjoy working with and learning from smart, driven individuals and teams, a sense of humour, help others succeed with the organisation’s goal in mind
Specialities: Big Data Strategy and Architecture, Management, Programme and Project delivery and communication, Infrastructure, Cloud Computing, Big Data, Hadoop, Hive, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Information Retrieval, Semantics, Vector Space Models, Software Engineering, Python, Data Science
You can find and get in touch with Christian also on:
- Google+ Data Science Community – Organiser
- Apache Hive London Meetup – Organiser
- Google+ Profile
- About.me Profile
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